Amazon switches to Microsoft for search

Posted on Wednesday, May 03 2006 @ 04:17 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Reuters reports Amazon has switched from Google to MSN to provide search results for its A9 search engine:
Amazon's search engine, A9, breaks down searches into various categories, such as Web searches, book searches, and blog searches. It is a stand-alone search site, www.a9.com, as well as the search technology used on the www.amazon.com Web site.

A9 Chief Executive David Tennenhouse told Reuters that Windows Live presented a "very interesting, powerful Web search option" that had previously been featured on the A9 site.

Tennenhouse said the Google search was removed from the site on Sunday, following the expiration of that contract. He would not comment on the terms of the Microsoft deal, or whether a new contract with Google had been an option.


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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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